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Magic Snow

Updated: Jul 16, 2020

This play snow is a perfect way to kick off our week! I was most skeptical about this little experiment, but it was SO cool. It felt just like real snow, and I should know since I lived in Minnesota for 14 years!


🔲 baking soda (at least 4 cups—I doubled the recipe for my kids and used 4 full boxes)

🔲 water


🔲 snowman parts

🔲 vinegar

🔲 droppers or spoons

To Make:

Freeze the boxes of baking soda overnight if you can. This step is not necessary but it makes your snow feel really cold and adds to the fun.

Only two ingredients, you guys. You could make this in your sleep! First, pour the baking soda into a large bowl.

Then slowly add water, a little bit at a time until a soft moldable powder forms. (There is no good measurement for this—just add a little at a time until it feels right. There IS a point where too much water can be added and it becomes more like dough than snow. I would say less is more here.)

When it’s soft, powdery, cold, and moldable, it’s ready to play! You can make snowballs and snowmen or just feel the coldness and imagine it’s winter!

We made some really cute snowmen and used some plastic parts I found on Amazon to decorate. ⛄️

To add another science element, I set out a bowl of vinegar and some droppers and tasked the kids with melting their snowmen.

I don’t know what it is about baking soda and vinegar, but those two ingredients make the most fun projects! The kids loved watching their snowmen fizz and melt.

Project success! We are SO making this again and having a snowball fight outside! Maybe when it’s winter and we are really missing the Minnesota snow! ❄️


How did your magic snow turn out? Let us know with photos/videos!☀️

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